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  1. Comrade X
    Comrade X February 22, 2018 2:51 pm

    I’ll never forget this guy at the U of O many years ago I knew who lived in a closet under the stairs in an apartment house. Nobody ever turned him in, some even allowed him to use their bathroom facilities. I’m assuming he ate out a lot.

    Never found out if he graduated.

  2. Ron Johnson
    Ron Johnson February 22, 2018 6:18 pm

    I repeat what a child therapist once told me: “There’s nothing wrong with the kids, but there is something wrong with the schools. I can’t change the schools, so I try to change the kids.” I personally saw the damage the schools did to my son and some of his friends. Even though they could have quit (I gave my son that option when things got really bad) but they felt compelled to go, even though it made them miserable. Staying was torture, leaving was failure.

  3. fred
    fred February 22, 2018 7:20 pm

    I dont have anything to sell.

  4. Jim B.
    Jim B. February 22, 2018 8:15 pm

    That Yale student reminds me of the book I’ve read, “Walden on Wheels” about a college student living in a van on a college campus parking lot. Unfortunately it made some colleges institute policies banning the practice. Probably due to liabilities. Besides, they usually make a lot of money requiring non-local students live in the dorms during their Freshman year.

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